Category Archives: Musings

MRU Gift Guide 2015

This might become an annual list of holiday gift ideas inspired by books and reading. With a profusion of seasonal craft markets in Vancouver (syrups, jellies, cookies, accessories), we saw one Make It Vancouver vendor selling charming magnetic bookmarks. Let’s … Continue reading

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One-minute update before the end of 2015

It has been a while since the MRU last post and promise to be more diligent in our literary blogging from now on – in advance of 2016 new year resolutions! We thought it worthwhile to share a minute update of recent … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Summer Reading List

What have you been reading this summer? I have enjoyed immensely Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name and Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and eager to read the first book of the series My Brilliant Friend … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 catching up with hot shorts

We could not help but be charmed and inspired by the Vancouver Public Library’s display of “Hot Shorts” to feature short story collections. It seems ever so long ago that a group of international readers (France, Germany, UK, Indonesia, China, … Continue reading

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12×12 Short Stories

To mark the 12.12.12 date, we suggest Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been (1966) by Joyce Carol Oates (US) The Veldt by Ray Bradbury (US) Amundsen by Alice Munro (CA)

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